April 28, 1991 |
Men don't usually break out fancy accessories unless there are tuxes involved. But now trend-setters can strut their stuff in less formal attire. Lapel pins, really miniature pieces of sculpture, are showing up on business suits, even leather bomber jackets. Designer Lisa Jenks specializes in matte-finish, sterling-silver discs and cones bearing primitive and heraldic symbols.
August 18, 1994 |
The verdict's in on at least one aspect of the upcoming O.J. Simpson trial. Defense attorney Robert L. Shapiro's wardrobe has been ruled, well, indefensible by picky fashion watchers. While many courtroom warriors spell integrity with snow-white shirts, rep ties and American-shouldered navy suits, Shapiro's look is strictly Hollywood peacock. Count on the perennially tan, handsome attorney to appear in mind-numbing print ties and a succession of unvented, European-style double-breasted suits.
January 10, 1992 |
Model Christy Turlington and actor Woody Harrelson did a good deed for fashion without knowing it. They helped Elizabeth Minetree launch an accessories business. It began last spring when fashion stylist Minetree designed silky Jacquard vests with unusual buttons for the waiters at Piazza Rodeo cafe. Turlington and Harrelson liked them so much they wanted one. So did a lot of other people. Finally, a waiter suggested he and Minetree go into the vest-making business full time.
December 19, 1993 |
When it comes to television-watching habits, we don't need Nielsen ratings to know what's happening in our neighborhood. Our hip friends are tuned into "Barbra by Halstead," a series with no regular time slot on Century Cable. (It airs next at 10 p.m. Thursday and Dec. 30.) Let's see . . . how to describe? Actor Gregory Halstead impersonates Ms. Streisand "alone with her thoughts." Then, each week, he/she is on the telephone placing real phone calls when the show is pre-taped.
October 2, 1992 |
When is slouchy and sloppy considered stylish? When menswear designers turn simple blazers, over-shirts and cardigan sweaters into oversized Hefty bags and start calling them fashionable. Baggy blazers devoid of construction and sweaters that hang to the knee are turning up in the collections of many young designers, who hope to convince men that bigger really is better. But not necessarily cheaper; some of these looks can cost up to $600.